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Stefan Draganov brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Howard Community. He is a former professional soccer player and coach of high level soccer in Bulgaria, Hong Kong, and Portugal. This, combined with his serious knowledge of the game and leadership, has given him a unique ability to discover, develop, and coach soccer talents for the elite levels of the game.

Since 2001 Stefan has been coaching in the Columbia area. Currently, in addition to coaching for Thunder SC, Stefan is the Head Men’s Coach at Howard Community College and the Head Men’s Coach at Maryland Red Devils.



* UEFA “A” License - Bulgarian National Academy

* UEFA “C” License - Bulgarian National Academy

* NCSAA DOC Diploma

* Physical Education – Plovdiv University 


Coaching Experience:

Youth level:

* Thunder SC Director of Coaching and coach (14 years)

* Maryland ODP (2 years) & Maryland DDP (2 years)

* Pro level: FC Lokomotiv Plovdiv (2 years)

* College Level: Howard CC (Head Coach, 117 years)

* Amateur Level: MD Red Devils (NPSL) 2001-2002


Playing Experience (Pro level 17 Years):

* FC Lokomotiv-Plovdiv, Bulgaria

* CSKA-Sofia, Bulgaria Champion 1992 & BG Cup Winner 1993

* Botev-Plovdiv, Bulgaria

* InstantDict-Hong Kong Champion 1998; FA Cup Winner 1997

* Leixoes-Porto, Portugal



   ANGEL DRAGANOV - Assistant Director

   2005 - 2007 Varsity with Dulaney High School

   2008 MD JUCO Champion with CCBC Essex

   2008 Advanced to National Championship in Texas

   2010 Played in NPSL with the TSC Red Devils

   2011 - Present Thunder Soccer Club

   USSF "C" License 

Camp Instructors

   Quinn Khouri

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   Elliot Quinteros

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   Didi Abu

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   Mathis O'Neil


    Zack Haussler

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   Drew Meyers

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